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Tour of Wessyngton Plantation on Saturday, May 17

Reservations are full.  Please contact Public.Programs@tn.gov to get on the waiting list.
Deadline for cancellations is May 18.

Join us for a tour of Wessyngton, home of the former plantation of the same name located in Robertson County.

When: Saturday, May 17
Where: Leaving from downtown Nashville by bus at 9 a.m. from the state parking lot at Charlotte Avenue between 10th and McLemore Ave., across from the Avon Williams Campus. (which is down the hill from the State Capitol)
Who: The tour will be led by John Baker Jr., author of The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom

Tour highlights include stops outside of the Washington house which was finished in 1817, the original smokehouse, the barn, the Washington family cemetery, the Wessyngton slave cemetery, a reconstructed slave home, and the grounds around the house. The tour does not include inside the house. Lunch will be served at the Moss Restaurant* in Adams.

The Wessyngton Plantation is now privately owned and is not usually offered in tours. This is a unique opportunity. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Wessyngton home place is currently a working farm, please come dressed appropriately for walking. The grounds are not wheelchair accessible.

The cost for the trip is $30 per person and includes the bus, tour, and lunch.

The walk to the slave cemetery is somewhat arduous and is only recommended for those in good physical shape, as it will require participants to navigate through tall grass, which may include uneven terrain, as well as potential contact with ticks and cow droppings. Participants planning on walking to the slave cemetery should wear appropriate clothing and shoes and bring bug spray.

*The Moss Restaurant specializes in Southern food. A menu choice of five items will be offered before we leave Nashville. There is no true vegetarian choice. If you follow a vegetarian diet, please let us know by emailingPublic.Programs@tn.gov

Rain plan:
Light rain − Tour will proceed; bring a poncho or umbrella.
Heavy rain − If it raining in the morning, we’ll postpone the tour to later that day. Alternate date is Sunday, May 18, at the same time. Instructions for postponement will be sent via email. Full refunds will be offered to anyone who cannot travel on alternate times.

Reservations are full.  Contact Public.Programs@tn.gov to get on the waiting list.
Deadline for cancellations is May 18.

 




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tn4me

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120

FREE ADMISSION

Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org